Sunday, January 15, 2017

17 months

Such a big helper! ;) Basically I can't sweep without him commandeering the broom. Its pretty funny. 

We went up to City Creek two times while Kyle was gone at school, once with my friend Nicole and her two boys, and again just by ourselves. Bennett's favorite part was the cool fountain, by far! The Christmas lights at Temple Square were gorgeous as per usual.

We braved the cold one day and went to the park. It was freezing!!!!! But B didn't seem to mind. haha. 

If I brush my teeth when he is around, he thinks that he must also brush his. Its the rules ;) 

Grandma Perry made all her grandkids one of these adorable sock reindeer. Bennett loves his! He was carrying it around and smiling at it... I put it away after Christmas so that it will stay special, but I'm sure he will be so happy to get it back next year!

As soon as Kyle got home from Tennessee, we went to visit Santa! It was already getting pretty close to Christmas, so Bennett had to make sure to tell the big guy what he wanted in time!

This picture just makes me laugh. He's so cute- who wouldn't say yes to going out with him?? ;)
He is now saying even more words, like "cheese, Jesus, cracker, uh oh, fish."

Kyle and I snuck away in the middle of the day the Thursday before Christmas (thanks for babysitting while you were here mom!) and went to a matinee of the Nutcracker by Ballet West! It was so much fun for me, and Kyle was a great sport. I love going to the Nutcracker, and I've never seen Ballet West before!

Christmas Adam pajamas from Santa! We were with Kyle's family for Christmas this year, so we weren't at my parents' on Christmas Adam when Santa comes to bring the PJs, but he managed to find Bennett in Utah and leave his here :)

Christmas Eve! We spent the evening at the Perry's with Kyle's family, doing dinner and acting out a nativity. Then we put Bennett to bed and were able to continue hanging out with everyone, and then just slept there. This picture is right before I put Bennett to bed. So magical! We were so excited, even though Bennett had no idea what was going on, we knew he would have so much fun on Christmas morning.
I remember last Christmas Eve, I was up with him like 4-5 times (as was standard back then). I am so grateful he is a decent sleeper now! 

Christmas morning!! First thing Bennett noticed was his slide, but he didn't stay on it for more than 5 seconds before seeing his new Mickey Mouse, he grabbed it and hardly put it down the rest of the day! He was so cute. He loved opening presents, and we went nice and slow and let him play with each new toy as he opened them. He was a happy boy!! We went to Sacrament meeting with Kyle's parents and Brandon, and then went to Melissa's for a Christmas brunch. It was a perfect Christmas!

The day after Christmas, we drove up to Eagle for Christmas 2! We got there at about 4, and opened presents from my parents! Then everyone (Chris' & Stephanie's families and Jared) came over for pizza and the "white elephant" game we usually play on Christmas Eve :) So we got a little bit of Christmas traditions with my family too! This is bennett eating cheese with the dogs. haha. 
My sister Kacee's family came up last minute from Texas as a surprise trip for their kids, so we got to see them too! It was a really fun week!! We also discovered while in Boise that Bennett knows a bunch of animal noises! We've been saying noises to him forever, but I asked him a couple and he was actually making the right noises! We've taught him a lot more since then, too. Its the cutest thing ever!

We got to go have an ultrasound while we were there, at just over 14 weeks along, to find out the gender of our new little babe! We found out that Bennett is getting a sister! I was really hoping for B's sake that it would be a boy, so he could have a close brother, but I am so excited that its a girl!! And I am sure they will still be best friends. I hope so, anyways :) We are so excited to have this little one on her way here! 

We did 2 puzzles while at home, haha. Does that mean we are all old people now? Regardless, it was a lot of fun :)

We did a little gender reveal popper action with both of our families. This is right after we shared the news with the Perry family :) he was having way too much fun with the confetti.

We took Bennett to his first real theatre movie on Jan 2, with some friends. Kevin, Megan and London, and Johnny, Ashley and their two girls. He did so good and loved it!! Kyle only had to get up with him one time to get some wiggles out, and besides that he just sat on my lap, ate popcorn and danced to all the songs, haha. It was so much fun! 

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